Tuesday’s horse racing betting tips – Punters can collect on Our Reward at Sedgefield
Brian Healy gives his Tuesday best bets and horse racing tips for all of the day’s UK and Irish racecards.
Four fixtures are scheduled to go to post on Tuesday following the loss of Ayr’s afternoon flat racing card.
The demise of Ay’s fixture leaves flat racing at Fairyhouse in Ireland in the afternoon; while the afternoon’s jumping fixtures go to post at both Sedgefield and Southwell.
There is also all-weather action in the evening with a fixture on the tapeta at Wolverhampton.
Ayr (flat) – 1.40 – 5.30pm (8 races) (ABANDONED)
Sedgefield (jumps) – 2.00 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Fairyhouse (flat) – 2.15 – 5.35pm (7 races)
Southwell (jumps) – 3.30 – 5.10pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.40 – 9.10pm (8 races)
(2.30) OUR REWARD (7/2, Paddy Power) shaped with some promise in a pair of bumpers at Newton Abbot and Bangor on the back of a win in the point-to-point sphere; and the Morozov gelding has improved for the switch to hurdles, winning two of his three starts over timber.
His sole defeat came at Worcester in May, but his two successes have come over course and distance, most recently when winning with something up his sleeve when beating Crakehall Lad by ten lengths at the beginning of September.
That was in a conditional riders’ event under today’s rider, and he escapes a penalty for the success. With his rider able to utilise his full 7lbs claim this time around, he looks weighted to go close, and still open to further improvement he can uphold his perfect course and distance record.
(3.40) BALLYCOOL (4/1, Bet365) got no further than the third fence when unshipping his rider last time out at Cartmel, but Lucinda Russell’s charge had earlier beaten the reopposing The Backup Plan over this trip at Bangor earlier in August.
The latter won this race twelve months ago from 4lbs higher, and he meets the Helissio gelding on 3lbs better terms for a half-length defeat last time; however, the Scottish raider was rated 113 at his best and so is fairly treated from this mark.
Assuming he is none the worse for his Cartmel mishap, he may be able to resume winning ways here if keeping the errors down.
2.00 – Closest Friend
2.30 – Our Reward
3.05 – Ifandbutwhynot
3.40 – Ballycool
4.15 – Ange Des Malberaux
4.50 – Gvs Irportensa
(2.45) CATCH A WAVE (10/3, Paddy Power) wasn’t disgraced when finishing third behind Famous Milly at Listowel earlier in the month, having previously produced an excellent effort from the front the time before to score at Bellewstown.
While that form has taken a couple of knocks, there could be more to come from the unexposed Approve gelding who drops in trip on the back of those runs. He showed in both those recent outings that he handles testing conditions, and dropped 2lbs from his last run and with the presence of a 7lbs claimer in the saddle, he looks well-weighted to go close in this contest.
The pick of his form gives him every chance, and the front-runner could be difficult to peg back over this shorter trip in what looks an easier contest than the one he was tried in last time.
(3.55) PEACE MISSION (11/2, Bet365) has served notice in recent runs that her return to the winners’ enclosure may not be too far away, and the Alfred Nobel filly went closest to her second career win when beaten just a half-length behind Lady Ranger at Gowran Park at the end of August, beaten a half-length.
Tom Mullins’ charge has been dropping down the weights since winning at Down Royal last July, where she was duly allocated a mark of 77. She’s racing off a mark of 61 this time around, so she boasts an obvious chance on the pick of her efforts.
Dropping back to this trip looks a good move, and assuming she handles these much more testing conditions then she likely won’t be far away.
2.15 – Circus Ring
2.45 – Catch A Wave
3.20 – Brooklyn’s Rose
3.55 – Peace Mission
4.30 – Intense Stylist
5.05 – The Fox Tully
5.35 – Snow Falcon
(2.55) EVER SO MUCH (5/2, Coral) possibly found the tight turns of Carmel not to his liking when disappointing last time out, but Brian Haslam’s charge had earlier posted back-to-back wins here and at Towcester over fences and hurdles respectively.
The Westerner gelding is 4lbs lower for this return to fences than when contesting that Cartmel contest over timber, and 3lbs higher than his last winning chase mark when beating Ciceron here in May. Competitive in the past from higher marks than this over fences, he has been given a break since his run last time and could bounce back here with a win.
(4.40) Master Dancer looks sure to go well on the back of his last-time win which saw him bring up a hat-trick following earlier wins on the flat. However, while he is open to improvement, he could struggle to concede 7lbs to Michael Appleby’s KATIE GALE (15/8, William Hill) who has made a fine start to her hurdling career.
A useful sort on the level, the Shirocco mare scored at the third time of asking over timber when readily accounting for Where’s Cherry by nine lengths over course and distance; and he wasn’t disgraced next time behind Moonday Sun at Worcester in August, beaten seven lengths having made a bad mistake two out when still going well.
While she probably has to improve again given Tim Vaughn’s rival beat a 115-rated rival last time, she could represent some value against her rival in receipt of weight and proven course and distance form.
2.20 – Larkhall
2.55 – Ever So Much
3.30 – Kamool
4.05 – Miss Mobot
4.40 – Katie Gale
5.10 – Annamult
(6.10) It could be worth chancing BUSH BEAUTY (14/1, Coral) who has been running better than her bare results suggest, and the Bushranger mare knows how to win at this venue given she is a four-time course winner as well as posting three further placed efforts from her starts here.
Her last win however came at Chester when running out a seven lengths’ winner over Celtic Sixpence, and she served notice at Haydock two runs ago that she may be about to strike. Not seen to best effect next time when caught further back than ideal in finishing sixth to Brick Lane, the handicapper has given her a big chance by dropping her 3lbs, and she has won from marks higher than her current rating in the past.
She could go well at a big price, and given her record here it wouldn’t come as a huge shock if she were competitive in this contest.
(9.10) ZAMASTAR (6/1, Ladbrokes) has been given a short-break on the back of a solid runner-up effort over this course in August, finishing well to claim second behind Mount Cheiron, and the Zamindar gelding could go one better now he tackles an even longer trip.
Brendan Powell’s charge was withdrawn from a subsequent Chelmsford assignment following an incident in the stalls, but he’s been given time to recover and this longer yardage could be the making of him given the way he finished off last time.
With Ed Greatrex’s 3lbs claim a valuable asset, he looks well weighted to go close in a winnable contest where he now meets his last-time conquerer on better terms.
5.40 – Redicean
6.10 – Bush Beauty
6.40 – Robbie Roo Roo
7.10 – Coolcalmcollected
7.40 – Tenzing Norgay
8.10 – Best Laid Plans
8.40 – You’re A Goat
9.10 – Zamastar